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Friday, October 30, 2015

Eagles Abroad: Weekend Preview


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Good news for Americans overseas as a couple players return from their post-World Cup layoff and a couple earn their first starts.  Blaine Scully was given a few weeks off after the World Cup but is now with Cardiff and set to earn his first start. Cam Dolan is carrying an injury and won't play for the Blues. Chris Wyles also returns and is on the bench for Saracens. Titi Lamositele is on the bench for the Sarries once again. Another player making a start is Greg Peterson who gets his first nod for the Glasgow Warriors. Eric Fry also gets his first start of the season. Elsewhere, leagues and competitions are heating up with the exception of the lower divisions in England who are justifiably taking the weekend off.

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British Isles:

Aviva Premiership

Titi Lamositele and Chris Wyles are on the bench while Hayden Smith is not in the line-up for Saracens as they play London Irish on Saturday.

Eric Fry will start and Todd Clever is on the bench as Newcastle play Exeter on Sunday. Paddy Ryan isn't in the line-up for Newcastle.

Guinness Pro12

Blaine Scully will start for Cardiff  as they play Zebre on Saturday. Cam Dolan is injured and not in the line-up.

Callum Black is on the bench for Ulster as they play Munster today.

Greg Peterson will start for the Glasgow Warriors as they play the Ospreys on Saturday.

AJ MacGinty is not in the line-up for Connacht as they play Edinburgh on Saturday.

RFU Championship

Thretton Palamo and London Welsh have the weekend off.

Tom Bliss and Ealing have the weekend off.

National League 1

Robbie Shaw and Hartpury have the weekend off.

Ronnie McLean and Richmond have the weekend off.

Derek Lipscomb and Blackheath have the weekend off.

Other

Will Magie plays with Old Albanians.

Jona Cali plays with Grove.

Ollie Drew plays with Bournemouth University.

Louis Mulholland plays with Bath University.

All Ireland League

Tim MaupinPierce DarganConor KearnsOisin BradyIan Kinsley, and Kingsley McGowan and Trinity play the Belfast Harlequins on Saturday.

Ross DeaconGearoid McDonald, and Lansdowne play Garryowen on Saturday.

Liam Murphy and Clontarf play Terenure College today.

Liam Bourke and UCD play Galwegians on Saturday.

France:

Top 14

Samu Manoa and Toulon play Grenoble on Sunday.

Dave Ryan is on the bench for Agen as they play Stade Francais on Saturday.

Pro D2

Taku Ngwenya will start for Biarritz as they play Beziers on Saturday.

Christian Ostberg and Aurillac play Lyon on Sunday.

Tai Tuisamoa and Narbonne play Dax on Saturday.

Federale 1

Roland Suniula and Chalon play Cognac on Saturday.

Seta Tuilevuka and ROC La Voulte-Valence play La Seyne on Sunday.

Mate Moeakiola and Castanet play Rodez on Sunday.

Other

Victor Camptat plays for the Toulon Academy. 

Mose Fualaau plays for the Clermont Academy.

Inaki Basauri plays for Stade Nantais. 

Italy:

Serie A

Nick Civetta and Medicei play Unione Capitolina on Sunday. 

Romania:

Romanian Rugby Championship

Andrew Suniula and CSM Bucuresti have finished their season.

Australia:

Super Rugby

Marcel Brache and the Western Force have finished their season.

National Rugby Championship

Tom Coolican and the Sydney Stars have finished their season.

James Hilterbrand and the North Harbour Rays have finished their season.

Shute Shield

James McMahonChris Chapman, and Sydney University have finished their season.

Paula Hafoka and Eastwood have finished their season.

Kevin Reed and Manly have finished their season.

New Zealand:

ITM Cup

Mike Lawrenson, Toni Pulu and Counties Manukau have finished their season.

Other

Michelle Wong is training and playing with Sydenham.

Mika Maeva is training and playing with Marist.

Chance Doyle is training and playing with Johnsonville.

Japan:

Top League

Anthony Estrella and Toshiba Fuchu Brave Lupus are in pre-season. 

Other:

BC Premier League

Graham Harriman and James Bay play Castaway Wanderers on Saturday.

Other

Alex Aronson is playing and training in the Philippines. 

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